A PAPER THAT CHANGED MY PRACTICEBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6989.1244 (Published 13 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1244
- D E Morris
Making the weekend sane
I do not think that the paper I want to praise was intended by its author to be erudite or particularly original. It was, however, the trigger for an important change that has benefited me and my patients.
Brian Goss argued that most out of hours consulting in general practice can more appropriately be carried out on medical premises than by home visits.1 Dr Goss illustrated his thesis by saying that he was writing the piece on the evening of a Saturday on call. “I could,” he wrote, “have done 30 visits today, but short surgeries at 9 00 …